K-LYTE Rx

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K-LYTE

Electrolyte disturbances
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Potassium (as bicarbonate and citrate) 25mEq; effervescent tabs for soln; lime and orange flavor.

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Indications for K-LYTE:

Hypokalemia, including that caused by diuretics. Digitalis intoxication without AV block.

Adult:

Prophylaxis: 25mEq daily. Treatment: 50–100mEq daily in divided doses. Both, dissolve each tab in 4–8oz of water and sip slowly over 5–10 minutes after meals.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Hyperkalemia. Chronic renal disease. Acute dehydration. Heat cramps. Severe tissue destruction. Adrenal insufficiency. Familial periodic paralysis. Acidosis (potassium chloride products). Alkalosis (potassium bicarbonate products). Tablets: Esophageal compression due to enlarged left atrium. Decreased GI motility.

Warnings/Precautions:

Discontinue if GI bleed, ulceration, or other disturbances occur. Renal or cardiac disease. Monitor potassium level, clinical status, acid-base balance, and ECG. Elderly. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Hyperkalemia with ACE inhibitors, spironolactone, triamterene, amiloride, and potassium-containing salt substitutes. Anticholinergics, other agents that decrease GI motility increase risk of serious GI reactions with tablets.

See Also:

K-LYTE DS

Adverse Reactions:

Hyperkalemia, GI discomfort and irritation, diarrhea, rash (rare). Tablets: Esophageal and GI ulceration, bleeding, obstruction, perforation.

How Supplied:

K-Lyte—30, 100, 250; DS—30, 100